Performing Arts Anna Peschke

  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
  • Li Yinjun © Goethe-Institut China
    "Der Ring" by Anna Peschke at Goethe-Institut China
In 2009, Anna Peschke completed her degree in Applied Theater Studies in Giessen with a practical diploma by Heiner Goebbels. Since then, Peschke has been mainly working as a director in independent performance projects. These projects exceed the traditional limits of genre and create new forms in the interplay between performance, installation, staged concert, new music, and fine art. In 2012, she received the Berlin Opera Prize and in 2015, the Baden-Württemberg Theater Prize. She is currently working as a director in Europe and Asia.
 
In 2012, after a long artistic confrontation with experimental Peking Opera, Peschke directed the solo performance "Woyzeck - a performance with Peking Opera elements" that was created as an experimental and independent theater production (Frankfurt / Peking). In 2015, Anna Peschke was invited as the first Western director by the State Peking Opera Company (CNPOC) to stage “Faust” as a modern Peking Opera. It premiered in 2015 in Bolona as a co-production between the CNPOC and the Italian theater foundation Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (ERT).
 
During her residence in Beijing, Anna Peschke focused on the "Ring of the Nibelung" as an experimental Peking Opera and combined her poetic visual language of theater with Peking Opera. The RING built on the innovative potential of "Woyzeck" and the complex experience of producing "Faust". Peschke worked on "Woyzeck" and "Faust" primarily as a director. This time she applied her own artistic language more intensely by employing stage design, props, and video projection. This created a visual equivalent on stage that met the distinctive aesthetic of Peking Opera. Peschke created collages for the RING, which acted as stage sets while also representing a visual springboard for the new dramatic texts written by Peschke and a dramaturge. In her theater projects, Peschke often uses self-made sculptures, materials and objects that not only turn into key actors, but also create complex spaces. In Peking Opera, objects have a great symbolic power. In the RING, Peschke created objects that not only have a strong symbolic power, but which were also brought to "dance" by the performers, thereby bringing these two aspects together.